All posts tagged: quick

5-Ingredient Carrot and Feta Fritters

I’m of the opinion that fritters are really quite good at capturing the tail end of summer and the very beginnings of autumn. They’re best served with fresh, crunchy salad, but are themselves shallow fried, edging us in to the comfort of stodgier treats to come. Plus, they’re orange. Anything that practically brings itself together and has an ingredients list I can count on one hand is always alright by me, and this ticks both of those boxes. You can whip up a quick salad while the fritters are frying and have the whole shebang on the table in 15-20 minutes, if you’re inclined towards speedier kitchen habits. If I could give you two tips, they’d be the following: Serve the fritters with sweet chilli sauce, or a spicy chutney, anything sweet and dippable, it brings everything together beautifully. When clearing up afterwards, pour excess oil into a container for recycling (this is a thing) and then mop up the very last dregs with kitchen towel before attempting to wash up, to avoid greasy slicks …

4 Quick, (Mostly) Vegetarian Dinners for Spring

Typically, the weather is yet to make up its mind about which season we’re currently experiencing. I’ve been pushing on with spring regardless under the guidance of the calendar alone – sometimes eating outside, sometimes on the sofa under a blanket wondering how long it’s been since I’ve seen the sky. That’s April for you. Quick, easy dinners that can be rustled up on a weeknight after a long day at work were my most requested post last year. This year (now that I have a proper job where I have to actually use my brain) that’s all I have time for anyway, so you can expect plenty of these in the months to come. Spaghetti with Tuna, Capers and Lemon Boil 150-200g spaghetti in salted water according to pack instructions. Reserve about 1/4 cup of pasta water just before draining. Put it back in the pan with the splash of pasta water and add the juice of a lemon, a can of tuna, a tbsp capers, a generous knob of butter and a drizzle …

Spicy Sriracha Fish Noodles

It’s starting to feel like Summer’s on its way out. The light isn’t lasting quite as long every evening and the temperature is slowly creeping downwards – so what better way to whack it back up than with insanely spicy suppers. My first class foodie godparents got us this Sriracha Kaffir Lime Rub and up until this evening I’ve not known quite what to do with it. I’m usually all for making this kind of stuff yourself but let’s face it, it’s a Tuesday and I’m hungry and I’ve been at work all day. Plus, the flavours in this little tin will blow your socks off – if you can get your hands on some, do. If you’re not a fan of spicy food (I’m talking to you Grandad) then this recipe is not for you, however if the very title of this recipe had you interested (I’m talking to you chilli geeks) then please, read on. Serves 2 2 fillets of white fish (I used river cobbler, cheap/cheerful/sustainable) 200g fine green beans (remember to top …